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Introduction to Health / Wellness. Period 10 Health Day A Day B. Take an educated guess!. In 1900, infectious disease such as pneumonia and tuberculosis were responsible for more than 1/3 of all deaths in the United States. True or False

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Introduction to health wellness

Introduction to Health / Wellness

Period 10 Health

Day A

Day B

Take an educated guess
Take an educated guess!

  • In 1900, infectious disease such as pneumonia and tuberculosis were responsible for more than 1/3 of all deaths in the United States.

  • True or False

  • Which of the following lifestyle factors is the leading preventable cause of death for Americans?

  • Alcohol Abuse

  • Cigarette Smoking

  • Poor Dietary Habits


  • Contains 5 dimensions

  • Some aspects of your health are controlled by your genes, age, and gender

    What are some examples?

  • Most aspects are within your control

    What are some examples?

Dimensions of wellness
Dimensions of Wellness

  • Physical Wellness

  • Factors that contribute to physical wellness include

    - Exercise

    - Diet

    - Avoidance of harmful habits

    - Recognizing symptoms and signs of disease

    - Regular medical / dental checkups

    - Injury prevention

  • Turn to a neighbor and come up with one aspect of physical wellness that you feel is a strength and another that needs improvement.

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Dimensions of Wellness

  • Emotional Wellness

  • Factors that contribute to emotional wellness include

    • Optimism

    • Self esteem

    • Trust

    • Self confidence

    • Self control

    • Ability to share thoughts / feelings

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Dimensions of Wellness

  • Intellectual Wellness

  • Factors that contribute to intellectual wellness include

    - Openness to new ideas

    - Ability to think critically

    - Motivation to learn new information / skills

    - Creativity

    - Keep an active mind

Think about it
Think About It!

  • In a major league baseball game, a pitcher faced only 27 batters. Every batter he faced, he struck out. He allowed no hits and no runs, yet his team lost 4-0. How could this be?

  • He was a relief pitcher

  •  A farmer in California owns a beautiful pear tree. He supplies fruit to a nearby grocery store. The store owner has called the farmer to see how much fruit is available for him to purchase. The farmer know that the main trunk has 24 branches. Each branch has 12 boughs and each bough has 6 twigs. Since each twig bears one piece of fruit, how many plums will the farmer be able to sell? 

  • None, because he has a pear tree

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Dimensions of Wellness

  • Interpersonal / Social Wellness

  • Factors that contribute include

  • What do you think?

    - Strong support system

    - Quality communication skills

    - Participation in community events

    - Positive relationships

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Dimensions of Wellness

  • Environmental / Planetary Wellness

  • Factors that contribute include

    - Protection from hazards

    - Positive impact on environment

    - Awareness of world events

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Dimensions of Wellness

  • Summary

    - Dimensions are codependent

    - Dimensions overlap

  • Main idea is to make choices that positively impact your life

Disease types
Disease Types

  • Infections Disease – A disease that is communicable from one person to another, caused by invading microorganisms such as bacteria and viruses

  • What are some examples of infections disease?

    - influenza (flu), strep throat, pneumonia, upper respiratory infection (common cold)

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Disease Types

  • Chronic Disease – A disease that develops and continues over a long period of time, usually caused by a variety of factors, including lifestyle factors.

  • What are some examples?

    - Heart disease, cancer, hypertension ( high blood pressure)

  • What are some choices I can make to lower my risk of developing chronic disease

Disease continued
Disease Continued

  • With your neighbor discuss which type of disease you think is more prevalent and causes more death in the United States.

  • Answer : Chronic Disease

  • Why is the answer Chronic Disease?

Diversity in health
Diversity in Health

  • Different cultures and ethnicities face different health risk factors

  • Reasons include

    - Diet

  • Genetic predisposition

  • Living environment

  • Although it is important to avoid stereotypes / overgeneralizing

Additional factors that influence health
Additional Factors That Influence Health

  • Income and education

    - Why would this have an effect?

  • Disability

    - Why would this have an effect?

  • Geographical Location

    - Why would this have an effect?

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Additional Factors that Influence Health

  • Family History

    - Why would this have an effect?

  • Health Habits

    - Why would this have an effect?

  • Access to Health Care

    - Why would this have an effect?

Wellness profile
Wellness Profile

  • List of behaviors and habits that will help lead to a healthy life

    • Sense of responsibility for ones care

    • Active stance towards life

    • Management of stress

    • Maintenance of self esteem / mental health

    • Avoiding high risk behaviors

    • Proper Diet

    • Regular exercise

    • Understanding and using the current health care system

    • Understanding of how the environment effects you

Ways to improve your healt h
Ways to Improve Your Health

  • Examine the current status of your health

  • Chose a specific behavior or aspect of your life you want to change


  • Find resources for assistance

    - What are some possible resources?

S tar goal

  • Specific – Must be specific, not just a generalization

    - Bad Examples – I want to be healthy, I want to sleep more, ect.

    - Good Examples – I will exercise 4 days a week for at least 40 minutes each day lifting 2 of those days and running the other 2, I will go to sleep by 10 pm so I will achieve 7 hours of sleep a night

S t ar goal

  • Trackable – The goal must be able to be tracked and or monitored in some why

    - Examples of ways to track – food logs, journal entries, exercise devices (heart rate monitors), another person, scales, ect

St a r goal

  • Achievable – The goal must be within reason and reach

  • Bad example – I will make 600,000,000,000 tomorrow when I wake up, I will lose 40 lbs this week by laying on the couch

  • Good example – I will check my mailbox everyday this school year

Sta r goal

  • Reflect – Look back on the goal you set

  • Determine how you will reflect

  • Determine if you reached it

  • Determine why you did or did not reach it

  • If necessary make a plan on how you will change your actions / goal so it can be reached

Star goal activity

  • Create your STAR

  • Goal must include all components including specificity, trackability, achievability, and includes a reflection component.

  • Goal must also include a start and end date


  • Poor example – In the next few weeks I plan to be healthy, I am going to exercise some, stop eating at Wendy's and go to bed earlier.

  • Why is this a poor example?


  • Quality example - starting on September 2nd I plan to increase my exercise level from 2 days a week to 4 days a week. I plan on working out at the high school 4 days a week after school for 40 minutes each session. I will run for 2 days and lift the other 2 days. I will run 3 miles on the run days and perform a lifting working that was created by my coach. I will keep a gym log to record all my activities. I will reflect by reviewing my gym log on the last day of school, June 4th.